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APPPHYS 514. Applied Physics Seminar.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: (12). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (12).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Research presentations given by a mix of faculty, external lecturers, and students. The goal of the seminar is to promote awareness of forefront issues in applied physics and to provide for more interactions among participants in the Applied Physics program.
APPPHYS 518 / PHYSICS 518. Microcomputers in Experimental Research.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Ramon TorresIsea
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
A graduatelevel laboratory course in the application of
microcomputers to experimental research, this course is designed to
give students handson experience of modern techniques of data
acquisition, data handling and analysis, and graphical presentation of
results, using microcomputers. A number of experiments will be
carried out which illustrate how to interface modern research
instrumentation in a variety of commonly encountered experimental
situations. (Note: This course can be substituted by a graduate level
course in numerical methods, or methods for computer simulations.)
APPPHYS 529 / PHYSICS 529. Techniques of Experimental Physics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
See Physics 529.001.
APPPHYS 530 / EECS 530. Electromagnetic Theory I.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
John L Volakis
Prerequisites: PHYSICS 438 or EECS 330. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Maxwell's equations, constitutive relations and boundary conditions. Potentials and the representation of electromagnetic fields. Uniqueness, duality, equivalence, reciprocity and Babinet's theorems. Plane, cylindrical and spherical waves. Waveguides and elementary antennas. The limiting case of electro and magnetostatics. I.
APPPHYS 537 / EECS 537. Classical Optics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Gerard A Mourou
Prerequisites: EECS 330 or 334. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
A theory of electromagnetic, physical, and geometrical optics. Classical theory of dispersion. Linear response, KramersKronig relations, and pulse propagation. Light scattering. Geometrical optics and propagation in inhomogeneous media. Dielectric waveguides. Interferometry and theory of coherence. Diffraction, Fresnel and Fraunhofer. Guassian beams and ABCD law.
Textbook: R.D. Guenther, Modern Optics Wiley & Sons, New York, 1990.
Alternates: M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, Pergamon Press, New York, 4th or later edition, 1970 J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 2nd edition, Wiley & Sons, New York, 1975. W. Panofsky and M. Phillips, Classical Electricity & Magnetism, AddisonWesley Publishing Co., 1962.
Lecture #
Topic
1. Review of Maxwell's equations & derivation of wave equation
2. Plane wave solutions, Poynting's theorem, momentum transfer
3. Boundary conditions on fields, derivation of Fresnel reflection
and transmission formulae
4. Brewster's angle, total internal reflection, frustrated TIR,
conducting media
5. Inhomogeneous media: propagation and TIR
6. Classical dispersion theory: electric dipole radiation, decay,
Lorentz model
7. Macroscopic polarization: dephasing and steadystate solutions
of the Lorentz model, concept of susceptibility
8. Complex susceptibilities, Sellmeier equation, resonant dispersion
and absorption, Beer's Law
9. Time and frequencydomain response functions, Fourier transform
relations, causality and KramersKronig relations
10. Pulse propagation, group velocity
11. Light scattering: cross sections, attenuation
12. Light scattering: the Mie solution
13. Light scattering: Rayleigh, Brillouin and Raman scattering
(blue sky, red sunset, fiber losses)
14. Fluctuationdissipation theorem
15. Review of geometric optics: eikonal and ray equations, lenses,
images
16. Paraxial ray tracing and ABCD matrices
17. ABCD matrices of optical systems (the ABCD law), thick lenses
18. Principal planes, stops, pupils, chromatic aberratios
19. Other aberrations
20. Interference: double slit, layered media
21. Michelson and other interferometers
22. Interference of N waves: Nslit pattern, gratings,
FabryPerot
23. Properties and applications of the FavryPerot
24. Coherence: beats between waves, transform relation between
fringe pattern and power spectrum
25. ; Coherence: physical models of processes limiting coherence
time, fringe visibility, correlation functions
26. Coherence: degree of coherence, WienerKhintchine theorem
27. Coherence: spatial coherence, mutual coherence, applications
in stellar interferometry and phosphors
28. Diffraction: paraxial wave equation and Gaussian beam
solutions
29. Properties of Gaussian beams: the ABCD law applied to resonators
and diffractionlimited beams
30. Focusing of Gaussian beams, Guoy shift, higher order HermiteGaussian
and LaguerreGaussian modes
31. Diffraction: Huygen's principle, FresnelKirchoff theory
32. Fresnel and Fraunhofer limits, spatial frequencies, 2D Fourier
transforms
33. Specific applications: rectangular aperture, circular aperture
34. Array theorem (& gratings), Babinet's Principle, Fresnel
diffraction of the rectangular aperture
35. Cornu spiral, Fresnel zones
36. Radiation by accelerating charges: LienardWiechert
potentials
37. Radiation by accelerating charges: angular distributions
and radiation damping
38. Radiation by accelerating charges: linear and circular
accelerators, synchrotron radiation.
APPPHYS 540 / EECS 540. Applied Quantum Mechanics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
D Steel
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
No Description Provided. Contact the Department.
APPPHYS 550 / PHYSICS 650 / EECS 538. Lasers and ElectroOptics I.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Almantas Galvanauskas
Prerequisites: EECS 434. Graduate Standing. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Propagation of laser beams: Gaussian wave optics and the ABCD law. Manipulation of light by electrical, acoustical waves; crystal properties and the dielectric tensor; electrooptic, acoustooptic effects and devices. Introduction to nonlinear optics; harmonic generation, optical rectification, fourwave mixing, selffocusing, and selfphase modulation.
APPPHYS 552 / EECS 552. Fiber Optical Communications.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Mohammed Nazrul Islam
Prerequisites: EECS 434 or 538. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Principles of fiber optical communications and nerworks. Pointtopoint systems and shared medium networks. Fiber propagation including attenuation, dispersion and nonlinearities. Topics covered include erbiumdoped amplifiers, Bragg and long period gratings, fiber transmission based on solitons and nonreturntozero, and time and wavelengthdivisionmultiplexed networks.
APPPHYS 619 / PHYSICS 619. Advanced Solid State Physics.
Section 001.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
See Physics 619.001.
APPPHYS 644 / PHYSICS 644. Advanced Atomic Physics.
Section 001 – Meets with Physics 522.001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
See Physics 522.001.
APPPHYS 715. Independent Research.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director. Graduate Standing. (15). (INDEPENDENT).
Credits: (15).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Intended for individualized student nonthesis research under under the supervision of Applied Physics
faculty. Must be arranged with the faculty member and approved by the program.
APPPHYS 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (18). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (18).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.
APPPHYS 995. Dissertation/Candidate.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (8).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.
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